- the characteristic fruit of the apple family, as an apple, pear, or quince, in which the edible flesh arises from the greatly swollen receptacle and not from the carpels.
Origin of pome
Examples from the Web for pome
But it looked from the pome like she wuz dead 'nd that he loved her.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
"I'se got a pome," said Stephen, and drew a piece of paper from his pocket.The Longest Journey
E. M. Forster
Mar got a hundred dollars for that pome, from that editor feller and his pardner.A Sappho of Green Springs
Eastern people don't appreciate this "pome" as Western farmers do.Overland Tales
I think there is little doubt that this is the Pome Water of Gerard.British Pomology
- the fleshy fruit of the apple and related plants, consisting of an enlarged receptacle enclosing the ovary and seeds
Word Origin and History for pome
late 14c., of types of apples or apple-shaped objects, from Old French pome "apple" (12c., Modern French pomme), from Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *poma "apple," originally plural of Latin pomus "fruit," later "apple" (see Pomona).
- A fleshy simple fruit that has several seed chambers developed from a compound ovary and an outer fleshy part developed from the enlarged base of the flower. The pome is an accessory fruit and is characteristic of certain plants in the rose family, such as the apple and pear. Also called false fruit Compare berry drupe. See more at accessory fruit simple fruit.